Are your security personnel in a good head space?

It’s safe to say, society as a whole has experienced heightened anxiety over the last year. We have collectively been through a pandemic, watched riots & protests break out and dealt with a tense political scene. It can take a toll on anyone’s mental health and that includes security personnel. Behavioral psychologist Michael Corcoran says now more than ever, it’s a good idea to check in with not only the people providing security, but also the employers hiring them.  The goal is to make sure everyone is in a mentally healthy space to be on point.

Corcoran reminds us of the old adage, proper preparation prevents poor performance.… Read More

Being Proactive instead of Reactive in the Workplace

Social media is everywhere and its effects are profound. That includes effects inside a workforce among employees. In this week’s edition of “Strong, Safe & True” we spoke with behavioral psychologist, Dr. Michael Corcoran on the importance of employers being proactive instead of reactive when it comes to posts.

Surprisingly, social media and security go hand in hand. In a world where people post on a daily basis, sometimes with controversial content, tension can mount. This is true, whether it’s employee to employee having a difference of opinion on social media, or if it’s someone from the outside of the company.… Read More

Adapting to Employee Needs

When you think about a company being able to ensure a safe workplace, the immediate thought typically goes to physical security. However, in these times, there is just as much of an emphasis on emotional security. As an employer it can be tough to navigate. That’s why we sat down with behavioral psychologist, Dr. Michael Corcoran, to talk about adapting to a new level of employee expectations.

There is now more than ever a need from employees to feel heard. They want the assurance that their voice matters and that the company they work for has the same level of commitment to their values.… Read More

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STRONG, SAFE & TRUE

We are excited to bring you a new video series, falling right into our motto, “Strong, Safe & True.” We are chatting with industry experts to talk security and how it relates to your company and employees in today’s world. That includes Covid-19 related concerns, issues with safety while working from home, and new expectations in today’s climate.

Our first session features Doug Hicks, a security specialist with Premier Risk Solutions. In this video, he focuses on personal security and vigilance. Specifically, how to “turn on and tune in”. This method ensures you can recognize anything out of the ordinary and can handle a potentially threatening situation.… Read More

Facts About Executive Protection During COVID in Seattle

executive protection during COVID SeattleHardly any industry is operating exactly the same as it was pre-COVID. The private security industry is no exception. How is executive protection during COVID different? That is, how have procedures changed and how are personnel now operating differently from before?

Social Distancing Enforcement 

Executive security personnel can enforce social distancing rules. This includes patrons maintaining a minimum six-feet distance, wearing masks, sanitizing their hands, etc. Of course, regular staff can perform this function, but visitors may be more inclined to comply when it’s enforced by uniformed security personnel.

Updated Digital Forensics

Cyber-threats have dramatically increased since COVID began. Cyber-criminals know more workplaces are resorting to work-from-home and other remote measures.Read More

How to Improve Situational Awareness in the Seattle Workplace

situational awareness seattleJust because you have an executive protection team on your company’s premises, this doesn’t mean employees have no responsibility when it comes to security. Staff members need to be educated in situational awareness practices to maintain optimal safety at work.

What Is Situational Awareness?

Situational awareness means being aware of your surroundings, including the location, people, and events occurring within your immediate vicinity. The idea is to actively scan for potential threats, wrongdoing and suspicious activity. It’s something all executive security personnel are trained in. Staff members from the CEO to entry-level workers should also receive basic risk assessment training.

Make Situational Awareness a Part of the Onboarding Process

One good way to accomplish this safety measure is by having all new employees undergo a basic situational awareness course as part of their orientation.Read More

Four Executive Security Myths in Seattle

Executive Security Myths SeattleThere are some misconceptions about executive protection we need to set straight. It’s important to know what it entails, what it is and what it is not. Let’s examine some of these executive security myths in detail.

#1: Executive Security Personnel Are Simply Bodyguards 

There’s a prevailing belief that executive security is just a fancy term for bodyguards or hired muscle. Executive security is about safeguarding the client and their property. Yes, this may entail bodyguard duties but it’s so much more than that. It also includes physical and cyber-threat assessment, vehicle patrol, surveillance, digital forensics, and private investigative services.Read More

The Power of Empathy

The Power of Empathy is discussed from a panelist of speakers including:
power of empathy

Our experts cover:

  • Why this topic is most important today
  • What it is (and isn’t)
  • It’s types, barriers to empathy, signs of empathy, as well as its role in conflict resolution and relationship development
  • It’s Real World Applications
  • Tips and Strategies
  • It’s Long-Term Benefits and how you can further develop your empathic skills for the workplace

Learn these identifiable traits and valuable experiences of our panelists as they share what they have learned over the years. … Read More

Finding Private Security Services in Seattle: A Few Tips

finding private security servicesNeed help finding private security services for yourself or your business in Seattle? Whatever your needs, from security consulting to digital forensics, it’s important to find professionals you can rely on. With so many companies eager to gain your business, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Locating a high-quality security company doesn’t have to be difficult. Keep the following tips in mind as you begin your search.

Ask Others for Advice

Always start your search for private security services by discussing your needs with others. Company owners and managers in your industry who have needed similar services are your best guides.… Read More

Basic Information about Executive Protection Services in Seattle

executive protection services seattleWould you or your business benefit from executive protection services in Seattle? Hiring a company to assist with security will have a significant impact on your organization, so it’s important to gather as much information about the process as possible. Keep the following in mind as you decide what’s best for your company.

What is Executive Protection?

A private security service company can provide world class executive protection solutions for any threat to your business or organization. Highly trained professionals will use advanced planning tactics and research in risk assessment to develop the perfect long-term plan for your situation.

Who Provides the Services?

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